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    Hi All,

    I am planning on adding some more disks to the Dell R520 server and I wonder if I can do it while server is operational without causing any disruption.
    Server is located in a remote office and preferably I want to do it during working hours as office is closed over the weekend.

    At the moment server is running ESXi 5.1 , it has 6 slots used out of 8

    What I want to do is remove 2 disks and put 4 new ones so all 8 slots are in use.

    At the moment physical config is

    disk 1,2 – RAID 1 – datastore1
    disk 3,4,5,6 – RAID 5 – datastore2

    I want to move VMs to datastore1 (it is a free esxi so I need to do cold migration, I can do that out of hours) .

    When that’s done I want to delete datastore2 , go to the office and physically remove disks 5,6 and add new 5,6,7,8
    This is the bit I am concerned with, will that not cause any issues with ESXi and VMs running on datastore1?

    If not then I can remote console after hours (using idrac) and go to RAID config and configure the disks.

    Thanks

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